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Friday, June 26, 2009

San Francisco Does *Not* Make List of Top 25 Dangerous Neighborhoods in Country

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 4:59 PM

click to enlarge The old neighborhood has really gone to hell...
  • The old neighborhood has really gone to hell...

One of the most sobering things about being a reporter is to read the police department's wrap-up of the prior day's assaults each morning. Do it enough and you start to believe it's darn near a miracle you got home without getting stabbed. Well, according to a list released by NeighborhoodScout.com, we can all breathe easy. No neighborhood in San Francisco -- not the Bayview, not the Mission, and not the Tenderloin -- ranked as one of the 25 most dangerous in the country. For what it's worth, these folks feel that Cincinnati's Central Parkway/Liberty Street enclave is the nation's armpit.
The Web site estimates both violent and property crimes for every "sub-zip code neighborhood" (whatever that means) in the U.S. based on FBI data for three years. The current findings represent 2005-2007. While Chicago, the Midwest, and the South fare very badly, not one neighborhood in San Francisco -- actually none in California -- shows up.

According to the site, "These data can be used by homebuyers, insurance companies and many other companies to evaluate the true nature of a given neighborhood." High rent, low chance of being shot, it's a trade-off they think we'll accept. Here's the not-Top 25:

25. Chicago, Ill.

Neighborhood: Winchester Ave./60th St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 60636
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 234
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 103.68
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 10

24. Chicago, Ill.

Neighborhood: Wallace St./58th St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 60621
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 125
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 107.20
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9

23. Detroit, Mich.

Neighborhood: Mount Elliott St./Palmer Ave.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 48211, 48207
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 153
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 109.29
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9

22. Orlando, Fla.

Neighborhood: East-West Expy/Orange Blossom Trl.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 32805
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 228
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 113.21
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9

21. Cleveland, Ohio

Neighborhood: Cedar Ave./55th St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 44103
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 69
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 113.67
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9

20. Baltimore, Md.

Neighborhood: Orleans St./Front St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 21202
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 297
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 113.75
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9

19. Chicago, Ill.

Neighborhood: 66th St./Yale Ave.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 60621
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 527
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 115.32
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9

18. New York, N.Y.

Neighborhood: St. Nicholas Ave./125th St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 10027
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 117
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 116.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9

17. Tampa, Fla.

Neighborhood: Amelia Ave./Tampa St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 33602
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 179
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 116.99
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9


16. Philadelphia, Pa.

Neighborhood: Broad St./Dauphin St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 19132, 19133
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 199
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 117.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9


15. Little Rock, Ark.

Neighborhood: Roosevelt Rd./Bond St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 72202, 72206, 72201
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 242
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 119.92
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 8

14. St. Louis, Mo.

Neighborhood: 14th St./Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 63103, 63101
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 262
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 123.29
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 8


13. Springfield, Ill.

Neighborhood: Cook St./11th St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 62703
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 229
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 125.96
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 8

12. Dallas, Texas

Neighborhood: 2nd Ave./Hatcher St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 75215, 75210
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 231
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 131.03
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 8

11. Memphis, Tenn.

Neighborhood: Bellevue Blvd./Lamar Ave.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 38104, 38126
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 242
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 132.02
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 8

10. Richmond, Va.

Neighborhood: Church Hill
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 23223
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 169
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 132.45
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 8

9. Dallas, Texas

Neighborhood: Route 352/Scyene Rd.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 75210
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 249
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 132.87
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 8

8. Kansas City, Mo.

Neighborhood: Forest Ave./41st St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 64110
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 240
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 133.11
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 8

7. Memphis, Tenn.

Neighborhood: Warford St./Mount Olive Rd.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 38108
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 272
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 135.93
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 7

6. Kansas City, Mo.

Neighborhood: Bales Ave./30th St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 64128, 64127
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 220
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 144.93
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 7

5. Baltimore, Md.

Neighborhood: North Ave./Belair Rd.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 21213
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 361
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 149.98
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 7

4. Jacksonville, Fla.

Neighborhood: Beaver St./Broad St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 32204, 32202
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 47
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 185.77
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 5

3. Miami, Fla.

Neighborhood: 7th Ave./North River Dr.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 33128, 33130, 33136
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 393
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 207.28
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 5

2. Chicago, Ill.

Neighborhood: State St./Garfield Blvd.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 60609
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 275
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 264.17
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 4

1. Cincinnati, Ohio

Neighborhood: Central Pky./Liberty St.
Found Within ZIP Code(s): 45210, 45214
Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 457
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 266.94
My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 4

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